ICC World Cup Records and Statistics - Career
Players with Most World Cup Matches
  Player Country Matches Batting Bowling
Runs Avg Wkts Avg
1 R T Ponting Australia 46 1743 45.87    
2 S R Tendulkar India 45 2278 56.95 8 67.38
3 D P M D Jayawardene Sri Lanka 40 1100 35.48 2 65.50
4 M Muralitharan Sri Lanka 40 69 8.63 68 19.63
5 G D McGrath Australia 39 3 3.00 71 18.20
6 S T Jayasuriya Sri Lanka 38 1165 34.26 27 39.26
7 Wasim Akram Pakistan 38 426 19.36 55 23.84
8 K C Sangakkara Sri Lanka 37 1532 56.74    
9 J H Kallis South Africa 36 1148 45.92 21 43.05
10 C H Gayle* West Indies 35 1186 35.94 16 40.75
11 Inzamam-ul-Haq Pakistan 35 717 23.90    
12 P A de Silva Sri Lanka 35 1064 36.69 16 41.94
13 B B McCullum New Zealand 34 742 33.73    
14 B C Lara West Indies 34 1225 42.24    
15 J Srinath India 34 85 9.44 44 27.82
16 Javed Miandad Pakistan 33 1083 43.32 4 18.25
17 L R P L Taylor* New Zealand 33 1002 37.11    
18 S P Fleming New Zealand 33 1075 35.83 1 8.00
19 S R Waugh Australia 33 978 48.90 27 30.15
20 D L Vettori New Zealand 32 167 15.18 36 32.44
21 A C Gilchrist Australia 31 1085 36.17    
22 S Chanderpaul West Indies 31 970 40.42 0  
23 S M Pollock South Africa 31 279 17.44 31 31.29
24 W P U J C Vaas Sri Lanka 31 219 21.90 49 21.22
25 A Flower Zimbabwe 30 815 32.60    
26 A Ranatunga Sri Lanka 30 969 46.14 6 76.67
27 M Azharuddin India 30 826 39.33 5 21.80
28 E J G Morgan England 29 672 25.85    
29 Ijaz Ahmed Pakistan 29 516 23.45 1 170.00
30 M S Dhoni India 29 780 43.33    
31 Mushfiqur Rahim* Bangladesh 29 877 38.13    
32 S L Malinga* Sri Lanka 29 33 3.00 56 22.88
33 Shakib Al Hasan* Bangladesh 29 1146 45.84 34 35.94
34 Tamim Iqbal* Bangladesh 29 718 24.76    
35 C L Cairns New Zealand 28 565 33.24 18 41.94
36 C Z Harris New Zealand 28 431 28.73 32 26.91
37 Imran Khan Pakistan 28 666 35.05 34 19.26
38 S O Tikolo Kenya 28 768 29.54 15 34.13
39 M J Guptill* New Zealand 27 995 43.26    
40 Saleem Malik Pakistan 27 591 32.83 4 70.50
41 Shahid Afridi Pakistan 27 325 14.13 30 27.70
42 T M Dilshan Sri Lanka 27 1112 52.95 18 24.83

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